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programs will be cut, which will be spared. >> they're waiting for congress. >> thank you. >> the stock market taking lack prof gres badly this, oñ performance over the last five trading. >> the nasdaq down 25 points for the day. s and p off by 15. >> if you're on long term unemploymentik-(é you're really going fall off the fiscal cliff f you try to call the help line, chances are you won't get through to an agent. 84% of calls, 84% are never picked up. >> this is how june spent the last month. listening to auto mated menu autos press three. >> and getting same response. >> we're sorry. the callers waiting to speak to a representative have been reached. >> i heard that recording 8-so times per day for a month. >> just hurts. >> matthews is on disibility for a shoulder injury. wants to know the status of the claim w out a check from the state she could be kicked out of her house. >> for us not to be able to get any help, no communications back, on funds we've paid into a system is aggravating. >> sounds like they got too many phone calls, goodbye. >> dave asked us not to use his last n
want to thank the united states congress for allowing me to add my voice to the global chorus of honors for aung san suu kyi and to send along the deep respect of my husband george as well. the transition in burma, or eastern europe, shows that history has a hopeful direction capable of miracles. there is a part of every soul but longs for freedom and any government built on oppression is built on sand. vast historical changes often begin in the single mind, a single heart and a hope that now grows in burma is a tribute. one of the most repressive governments on earth attempted to isolate and silence 1-woman. it must have seemed an easy task. instead of the regime encountered and it immovable object and its legitimacy broke against her character. she became a symbol of courage, perseverance and defiance, a symbol that integrity was still possible in burma and the symbol became an inspiration for activists, monks and millions around the world. when her long isolation ended some of us finally met aung san suu kyi in person and found not a symbol but a woman, of tremendous humor, honesty a
, and this is the same congress behaving this way for two years. >> thank you, joy reid, and thank you, clarence page. we have a great programming note. sunday, barack obama will be david gregory's guest. i think you can bet that david will ask him all about the fiscal cliff talks. that is on "meet the press." >>> and what became of john boehner because not long ago he was the leader of a powerful leader of the house, but now he can't get his caucus to vote on the much approved plan b, and he is on the sidelines watching the fiscal cliff with the rest of us. this is "hardball." [ mother ] you can't leave the table till you finish your vegetables. [ clock ticking ] [ male announcer ] there's a better way... v8 v-fusion. vegetable nutrition they need, fruit taste they love. could've had a v8. or...try kids boxes! >>> welcome back to "hardball." the president has made clear he wants a deal, but just how will a deal get done? joining me now from the hill is nbc's kelly o'donnell. kelly, i have heard a lot today about the house bill going to one, to the senate and getting amended, and is this some kind of smo
russert, thanks, sir. >> take care. >>> president obama is, quote, modestly optimistic that congress can pass a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, but is that optimism justified even if the senate can can come together and craft a deal? a very big if at this point and what are the chances that house speaker john boehner can get members of his congress to go along with the deal. joining me now perry bacon and lynn sweet. i want to start with you because i read something that you wrote an article recently in which you said basically that the rumors of the tea party's demise have been greatly exaggerated noting their key role in refusing to go along with john boehner's tax plan to raise taxes on those making more than $1 million a year. the fiscal cliff debate has illustrated then during influence of the tea party and the power of the conservative party. boehner can't guarantee that his members won't face primary challenges from the right so there's little surprise they won't follow his lead. >> mcconnell's not going agree to something that all other republicans are opposed to becaus
be described as a stopgap proposal, one to avoid the full impact of the fiscal cliff. it will allow congress to again take another crack at finding some way to deal with spending cuts and tax reform. gerri: stay with us, rich edson. thank you so much for that report. turning now to our guests. it's up to harry reid and mitch mcconnell, the two leaders in the senate. trying to craft something. how likely is it that there would be a bill that passed the senate and house? after all, that is the problem we have had a long. >> well, first, we have not seen any details of this package. we are talking completely off-the-cuff, but we know will not be at 250. i think carrie reed has problems from new york like dianne feinstein of california, and 250 will be a big pill to swallow. this is a fiscal cliff that we can have 50 days, 60 days down the road. it does not fix the problem if you will have these taxes on $250,000 and above. as rich edson said, this is going to be another deadline in congress has to have. i think everyone needs to get comfortable with the fact that we are going to have these kind
saying that this congress could be doing a lot better. >> thank you, congressman altmeyer, and thank you for taking the time to chat with us about congress and what seems to be going on there. >>> when we come back, we will come back to the table and ask if the 113th can do any better, because congress seems to be playing a game, but the consequences for americans are real. we will talk about that when we come back. droid dna augmentation initiated. vision expanding to a 5-inch 1080p hd display and camera. touch acquiring nfc. hearing evolving with beats audio. wireless charging activated. introducing droid dna by htc. it's not an upgrade to your phone. it's an upgrade to yourself. sfx- "sounds of african drum and flute" look who's back. again? it's embarrassing it's embarrassing! we can see you carl. we can totally see you. come on you're better than this...all that prowling around. yeah, you're the king of the jungle. have you thought about going vegan carl? hahaha!! you know folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than
to come home. bonnie, thanks very much. >>> members of congress in a last-minute scram to believe try to avoid a fiscal cliff and save millions of americans thousands of dollars a year. >>> plus, who are you going to call? one new jersey couple said their home was haunted. so they called in the real-life ghostbusters. [ lisa ] my name's lisa, and chantix helped me quit. i honestly loved smoking, and i honestly didn't think i would ever quit. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. it put me at ease that you could smoke on the first week. [ male announcer ] some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. if you notice any of these stop taking chantix and call your doctor right away. tell your doctor about any history of depression or other mental health problems, which could get worse while taking chantix. don't take chantix if you've had a serious allergic or skin reaction to it. if you develop
about the middle class america. >> kelly: and the 113th congress coming into office in january. and angela and mark, thank you for sharing insights on this tough, tough situation for us. thank you. >> thank you, kelly. >> kelly: thank you. >> to a fox news alert. new details on the deadly plane crash out of russia. police now say that four crew members are dead, and four others have been injured after an airliner landing into one of moscow's international airports, overshot the runway and crashed into a nearby highway. take a look what happened. officials say the the plane, which has the capacity of carrying up to 210 passengers was empty, as it was on its way home from the czech republic. the cause of the crash is unknown, but officials are looking into whether a powerful snowstorm into the area may be to blame, we will keep you posted. >> hundreds of firefighters from across the united states and canada heading to webster, new york, for a second day, for the wake and funeral services of these two fallen heroes you're looking at. the two volunteer firefighters were killed in a
something. it's the house that's the problem. it's always been. and this is the same congress that has been behaving this way for two years. >> thank you, joy, thank you clarence. we have a great programming note. on sunday, president obama will be david gregory's guest on "meet the press." that's this sunday on "meet the press." but coming up next, whatever became of john boehner. remember him? not too long ago, he was the leader of an increasingly powerful republican party in the house. now, he can't even get his own caucus to approve his celebrated plan b. >> and later, through the magic of digital recording, talking about even the most common sense proposals to limit the ability of assault weapons. and with his annual list of best political movies of the year. this is "hardball," the place for politics. bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. like say, gas station sushi. cheap is good. and sushi, good. but cheap sushi, not so good. it's lik
congress steve la turret of ohio, a member of the appropriations committee. thanks for coming "outfront." with this plan that the president's put forward, the scaled-down plan which would keep taxes low for 98% of americans, raising them for folks over 250, extending unemployment benefits. would you vote for that as an alternative to going over the fiscal cliff? >> i would have voted just to extend the tax cuts for 99.8% or whatever it was of americans that was john boehner's plan "b." a couple of things are either being misreported or inaccurately reported because what gets in the way of the president's plan is the constitution of the united states. and the good thing about this meeting is that the focus is now firmly on the united states senate where it should have been all these months. the house acted a long time ago to extend all the tax cuts and take care of sequestration. the senate has given speeches. >> you're referring to the fact that revenue issues are supposed to generate in the house. right now, both speaker boehner and the president say it's between reid and mcconnell whi
. and at least there's agreement on the next steps, john. it's better than nothing. >> thank you, jessica. it will be a working weekend. the minnesota majority in the house of representatives will of course be key to getting any deal across the finish line. "outfront" tonight, republican congress steve la turret of ohio, a member of the appropriations committee. thanks for coming "outfront." with this plan that the president's put forward, the scaled-down plan which would keep taxes low for 98% of americans, raising them for folks over 250, extending unemployment benefits. would you vote for that as an alternative to going over the fiscal cliff? >> i would have voted just to extend the tax cuts for 99.8% or whatever it was of americans that was john boehner's plan "b." a couple of things are either being misreported or inaccurately reported because what gets in the way of the president's plan is the constitution of the united states. and the good thing about this meeting is that the focus is now firmly on the united states senate where it should have been all these months. the house acted
red vs. red. congress vs. the white house and when it came to foreign policy, whether and how to intervene. we begin, of course, with election 2012. >> thank you, new hampshire. tonight we made history. he is the worst republican in the country to put up against barack obama. >> if you've got a business, you didn't build that. >> president obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans and to heal the planets. my promise is to help you and your family. >> when you pick up that ballot to vote, you will face the clearest choice of any time in a generation. >> there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. 47% who are with him. >> i have just called president obama to congratulate him on his victory. >> and whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. and you've made me a better president. >> when a president is seeking a second term voters have clear options, stay the course or throw the bum out. so what 2012, karen in the end, was it a referendum or a choice? that's the question that we kept having. >>
congress leave washington without taking care of these folks. >> john nichols, as always, thank you so very much, my friend. that's it for the ed show. ezra klein is filling in for rachel tonight. always good to see you, my friend. >> good to see you too, and happy friday. and thanks to you at home for sticking around for the next hour. rachel's got the night off, but we learned something huge today. we are going over the fiscal cliff. we are going either all the way over or going partly over, but we are definitely, definitely going over. that whole fiscal cliff thing, where congress and the white house can't reach a deal on taxes and spending before the end of the year and they maybe get us into a recession, it's definitely happening. that was the whole point of president obama's press conference this afternoon. >> i still want to get this done. it's the right thing to do for our families, for our businesses, and for our entire economy. but the hour for immediate action is here. it is now. >> allow me a quick update here. that press conference, it came after president obama met with john b
for a while. >> thank you for rally over. we need people like u.s. congress. >> nice to have a fan. >> thank you. it's great to see you. >> you'd like to get out of here, wouldn't you? [inaudible conversations] am telling you, this is awesome, isn't it? >> great gathering. [inaudible] >> easier. we ran the same manner. let's get it going. [applause] >> good evening, everyone. i didn't hear you? hi, everyone. i am tammy haddad and i'm thrilled to welcome you to this special evening for a very good friend of all of ours and every facet we are at this fabulous hotel, the jabber sin. it's like to introduce you to peter grossman, one of our cohost. we'll come and say hello? [applause] >> thank you. very briefly on behalf of connie and the jefferson. i hope that's better. we're absolutely thrilled to be hosting senator simpson and his former chief of staff chief of staff and biographer, donald hardy this evening. we are excited here both of them about the book, "shooting from the lip," which i guess is fading. connie was also very proud last year to proud last year to host a dinner on behalf of th
congress that has been blaehaving this w for two years. >> thank you, joy, thank you clarence. we have a great programming note. on sunday, president obama will be david gregory's guest on "meet the press." that's this sunday on "meet the press." but coming up next, whatever became of john boehner. remember him? not too long ago, he was the leader of an increasingly powerful republican party in the house. now, he can't even get his own caucus to approve his celebrated plan b. >> and later, through the magic of digital recording, talking about ef efb the most common sense proposals to limit the ability of assault weapons. and with his annual list of best political movies of the year. this is "hardball," the place for politics. [ male announcer ] with over 50 delicious choices of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant pretty sweet, huh? cute. but don't you have any apps on your phone that can make your life easier? who do you think i am, quicken loans? at quicken loans, we'll provide you with myql mobile. this
frontier. we are all in this together, white house, congress, international partners and many u.s. companies that operate the capabilities. in think this committee for holding this hearing today. i will be happy to answer any questions you might have. >> thank you. i think all of you for your testimony. the committee limits questioning to five minutes for each of us. i will open a round of question. i do not ever like to say this is my last day. i do not anything last. i do not even like them to call an airport a terminal. i am thinking of the wonderful testimony you have given in the time it took you to get that ensued deliver it to us. it is great and generous. i glean from each of you that there is this need for more funds. they recommended $3 billion additional for nasa. this would not have even brought us up to 1% of the overall budget. three presidents turn their backs on us. things could be different today. you suggested several modifications. i have a question or so what reaction has your committee received with regard to the recommendations you lay out? you said a means
propose posals it is in the new year and they return and the white house congress and republicans blame the president and america we have just had enough. 2012 isinding on a frustrating note thanks to the fiscal cliff . after the break we'll get country as far larry gait lin's predictions for 2013. they responded to the scene and discovered that employee had a device placed on her neck. bomb squad personnel removed the device. fbi and phoenix police department are conducting a joint investigation. >> lawmakers are working to get a compromise on the looming fiscal cliff . they call on congress to protect the middle class from a tax income hike. senator roy blunt stated in the gop response said it was the democratics inability to pass that got them to this point. >> dock workers in the bocks have reached an agreement. long shoremen extended for 30 more days. if they can't agree workers could go on a massive strike. >> another winter storm is dumping snoy on great lakes to the east coast. >> snowfall in the new england area is expected to be 4-8: and she's off. sadey the donkey is getting
. at the same time, they still need to that momentum and keep it going. >> thanks again. >>> crucial meetings to come up with a deal to avoid the so- called fiscal cliff in the u.s. will resume sunday. president obama says that congress must act now to avoid economic disaster. he has been meeting with republican and democratic leaders to reach a deal to avoid tax hikes and spending cuts that take effect january 1. >> the hour-long meeting with president barack obama was the first face-to-face session together with both republican leaders of the latest fiscal crisis. obama said he was modestly optimistic about the agreement by senate leaders on a compromise bill that could be voted on by monday. that is just two days before 6 under billion dollars of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts begin to take effect -- $600 billion of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts take effect. >> we want to make sure that unemployment insurance is still available for 2 million people and lay the groundwork for additional deficit reduction and economic growth steps to take in the new year. but let's not miss th
to talk to you about my current position, which is with the 112th congress of the united states. i'm very pleased to talk to you about my year in afghanistan. i'd like to thank the san francisco fleet week association, lewis loeven, specifically, major general myat, always a mentor, former secretary of state schultz and mrs. schultz, mrs. perry, honored to be in your presence. the uss makin island, chief of the fairest city in the world, san francisco, and he esteemed professionals. this is nice, i'm going to move south of here and take you to afghanistan. as you know we have marines, soldiers, sailors in afghanistan currently, but i'm going to bring you to when i was there during 2010 and 2011 after the president decided to surge the forces. first marine decision, first marine expeditionary force forward entered southwest afghanistan during 2009. we arrived in 2010 so it was a bit more stable. and we went straight to helman and nimruz province. very complex dynamic environment that we were operating in but before i begin it talk to you about the operational picture, i just want to g
to courages, thanks to a 1950s law for the cost of milk. the cost could double if congress doesn't -- doesn't come up with a deal by january 1st. >> reporter: cows on the cliff or at least the milk. what all eyes are on the fiscal cliff, another deadline is approaching, the milk cliff. it's part of a farm bill with as much as $35 billion in cuts. if the bill doesn't make it through congress before the end of the year, the government will be forced to find vast qualities of milk under the trueman era law and that could send consumer milk prices as high as $6 to $8 a gallon because the government would be obligated to pay twice the wholesale rate under the 1949 rule. the farmers would sell their milk to the government first and prompting a shortage in commercial supplies spiking the price consumers pay. >> the farm bill is like the low-hanging ornament on the congressional christmas tree that if they just embrace it, they can automatically come up with tips of billions of dollars in budget savings. >> reporter: the problem is the bill's stuck in the house and there appears to be no political
on what happens. everybody is waiting to see what congress does before they can go through their process. >> heather: hopefully they will do something. thank you. carolyn castleberry. we appreciate you joining us. good friend of kelly. thank you. >> you're welcome. >> kelly: more than 5 million americans are currently suffering some sort of debilitating paralysis permanently forcing them into a wheelchair. now a new type of robot developed by the military could actually be the key to helping many of them get back on their feet. fox news medical a teamer, dr. mark siegle has the story. >> hi, manny. >> manny was paralyzed in a car accident in 2009. in every sense has dreamed of walking again. now a 48-pound skeleton developed by the military to allow soldiers to carry heavy weights long d bringing manny back to his feet. >> how does it feel? >> feels great: brings a smile to my face, every time i use this. it gets better, as you use it, get more used to it. hopefully eventually i will be on my own doing this. >> you watching your legs move? >> yes. from time to time i look down just to m
things down the road. thank you both very much. >> thank you. tom: coming up, forget the fiscal cliff. you are also facing the dairy cliff. yes. if congress does not move fast, you're going to get note that the supermarket, a you're going to pay a lot more for that milk and cheese . hurricanes and the victims need help. washington is using the storm to pay for things like alaskan fisheries and new cars for bureaucrats. this one is going to drive you nuts. ♪ it was the biggest race of the year, and no matteoqat, i was gonna win. someti[js...things happen you just canoi explain. )a ♪ oh, i believe there e angels among us... ♪r> and some things ar more importanthan winning. #% ♪ sent iíwn to us #]from somewhere up(above ♪r2 #o♪hey come to you and me ♪ i don't remember who won the ra that day...r2 ♪ to show usfr how to live, ♪ ... bui'll(never forget how i felt. ♪ to teach us f:how to give ♪ to guide us with the light of love. ♪ but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung func
that it is the last minute. tom: they keep taking things down the road. thank you both very much. >> thank you. tom: coming up, forget the fiscal cliff. you are also facing the dairy cliff. yes. if congress does not move fast, you're going to get note that the supermarket, and you're going to pay a lot more for that milk and cheese . hurricanes and the victims need help. washington is using the storm to pay for things like alaskan fisheries and new cars for bureaucrats. this one is going to drive you nuts. ♪ progressive claims. this is flo. i need you. i feel so alone. but you're not alone. i knew you'd come. like i could stay away. you know i can't do this without you. you'll never have to. you're always there for me. shh! i'll get you a rental car. i could also use an umbrella. fall in love with progressive's claims service. ♪ tom: the senate just passing the $60 billion hurricane s&p relief bill in the last hour. now heads to the house for a possible weekend vote. the senate passing is good news for the victims of sandy, but the bill is also packed with projects that have nothing to do with
that it is the last minute. tom: they keepaking things down the road. thank you both very much. >> thank you. tom: coming up, forget the fiscal cliff. you are also facing the dairy cliff. yes. if congress does not move fast, you're going to get note that the supermket, and you're going to pay a lot more for that milk and cheese . hurricanes and the victims need help. washington is using the storm to pay for things like alaskan fisheries and new cars for bureaucrats. this one is going to drive you nuts. ♪ woman: my first symptoms were... man: constant tingling in my toes. woman: my leg sometimes will go numb. woman: i had double vision. woman: they said, "you have multiple sclerosis." woman: well, the beginng is the hardest time. man: i kind of had to get a grasp on reality. man: i had to adapt and change very rapidly. woman: i had to learn how to drive with my hands -- yeah, that was interesting. woman: i was a dancer. i don't see walking the way i walk any different than doing a dance. it just looks different -- it's a different dance. woman: you see me have an off day. it doesn't take away fr
nine years is for congress to make a deal in the next two days. >> arthel: thanks, peter. >> gregg: new details on a deadly plain crash out of russia. police are saying that four crew members are dead, four others injured after an airliner landed into one of moscow international airport runways, overshot it and crashd into a highway. the plane which has a capacity of carrying 210 people, was empty as it was on its way home from the czech republic. cause of the crash still unknown. officials are looking into whether a powerful snow storm rolling through the area at the time may be to blame. so we'll keep you posted. >> arthel: the woman who spent 12 years in prison for killing the scarsdale diet doctor has died. jean harris was 89. she claimed it was an accident when she shot her long-time lover, doctor and geraldo authon 1980. she was sentenced to 15 years to life behind bars. she was granted clemency in 1992 after suffering two heart attacks in prison. >> gregg: junior development in a shooting that stunned the country on christmas eve. two volunteer firefighters were killed in an ambu
. thank you very much for being on the program. >> thank you for having me. > >> both chambers of congress and tomorrow. votes in the senate scheduled at 2:00 p.m. eastern. live coverage on c-span2. the house returns at 2:00 p.m. eastern, votes possible as 6:30. david dreier says they are planning to possibly have a rules committee hearing on sunday afternoon. for more on the fiscal cliff, here is some of the conversation from today's "washington journal." >> joseph rosenberg is a research associate with the tax policy center and joins us to talk about who is affected if the fiscal cliff comes to fruition. to go along with that, one of the articles in this morning's "wall street journal" had the headline, payroll tax likely. the idea of extending the tax breaks has dropped out of your- and negotiations between the white house and congress. $500 billion in combined tax increases and spending cuts set to begin next week. if we go over the cliff, the payroll tax will be affected. >> thanks for having me. the payroll tax is one of the components of the fiscal cliff. as the article points out,
morning so far. >> and i'm alison kosik. thanks for beginning your morning with us. >>> let's start in washington where it's down to the wire in the fiscal cliffhanger. three days left for the president and congress to make a deal and avoid those automatic tax hikes and spending cuts. obama met with top leaders from the both sides of the aisle in a rare meeting that lasted over an hour. afterward, he spoke about the importance of the deal for the u.s.'s still recovering economy. >> economists, business leaders, all think we're poised to grow in 2013. as long as politics in washington don't get in the way of america's progress. so we've got to get this done. >> senate minority leader mitch mcconnell also spoke after their meeting expressing home that the weekend would bring a deal. >> we are engaged in discussions, the majority leader and myself and the white house in the hopes that we can come forward as early as sunday and have a recommendation i can make to my conference and the majority leader can make to his conference. and we'll be working hard to try to see if we can get there
-term deficits and debt. we're going to get a patch and be here again in two months. congress can't get out of its own way. we keep setting our own traps. >> john, we appreciate the clarity, even if it's depressing. thank you very much. >>> a lot of other news developing overnight. for that, let's check in, as always, with mr. ron claiborne. >> hi, dan, bianna. we begin in australia, with a confrontation with a shark. it cost a surfer two fingers and a chunk of his leg. the 29-year-old was surrounded by a pod of dolphins when the shark attacked yesterday. >> my legs. >> and witnesses say the man used his surfboard to fight off the shark. but the shark bit off two of his fingers. >>> and police in new york city are searching for a woman who pushed a man to his death in front of an oncoming subway train. police are checking homeless shelters and psychiatric units for the woman seen in this surveillance video running away from the scene of that crime. authorities released a sketch of that suspect. investigators used a smartphone and a bottle prescription pills to identify the victim. he is the
of not only a library of congress and the children's book council and every child, but on behalf of the audience and for our country , the wonderful job your doing. walter dean myers a round of applause. [applause] >> thank you. >> we continue our coverage of the international summit of the book with the panel tell the role of cultural institutions and foster in the future of the book. this is about 50 minutes. >> we are coming to the second session of our day which would be a panel discussion on the role of cultural ostentations and posturing and the future of the book. i will turn to the panel's moderator to introduce the panelists once we are all on stage. sir harold is a distinguished feature in publishing in journalism. i'm sure you've heard of him. president and publisher of random house and the trade group, the founding editor, mass travel magazine, editorial director of an vice-president of u.s. news and world report and the daily news, atlantic monthly and company. currently editor at large for reuters. you may know him, as i do, as the author of the book the american ce
, too, icy roads tonight for those not getting a ton of snow. >> great warning there. ginger, thank you. >>> the other storm swirling out there in washington, the one ang angering americans across the country. tonight, three days to go before taxes go up for all americans. will the pressure on congress bring in a deal? let's bring in jon karl on this. >> a little closer, certainly not there yet. congressional leaders are making one last-ditch effort to get to a mini deal. with just three days left, finally a glimmer of hope. >> i'm hopeful and optimistic. >> whatever we come up with it's going to be imperfect. >> right now, it's in the hand of the two senate leaders. democratic harry reid and republican mitch mcconnell. they're working on a mini deal that would prevent a tax increase for roughly lly 98% of american workers. what took so long? >> the american people are watching what we do here. obviously, their patience is already thin. this is deja vu all over again. >> reporter: the deal comes after the president met with the congressional leaders at the white house. his first such me
. congresswoman jan schakowsky, thank you so very much. >> thank you. >> remember to answer tonight's question there at the bottom of the screen and share your thoughts on twitter @edshow and on facebook. i want to know what you think. >>> coming up, this congress is on track to be the worst congress ever. that's right. "the huffington post" amanda turco and robert reich will join me. my wife takes centrum silver. i've been on the fence about it. then i read an article about a study that looked at the long term health benefits of taking multivitamins. they used centrum silver for the study... so i guess my wife was right. [ male announcer ] centrum. always your most complete. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant >>> coming up, more on tonight's breaking news of the fiscal cliff with former labor secretary, robert reich, and amanda turco of "the huffington post." >>> then, chicago reaches the tragic milestone of 500 homicides in 2012. reverend jesse jackson will join me to discuss curbing gun violence in our cit
. >> absolutely. congresswoman jan schakowsky, thank you so very much. >> thank you. >> remember to answer tonight's question there at the bottom of the screen and share your thoughts on twitter @edshow and on facebook. i want to know what you think. >>> coming up, this congress is on track to be the worst congress ever. that's right. "the huffington post" amanda turco and robert reich will join me. >>> coming up, more on tonight's breaking news of the fiscal cliff with former labor secretary, robert reich, and amanda turco of "the huffington post." >>> then, chicago reaches the tragic milestone of 500 homicides in 2012. reverend jesse jackson will join me to discuss curbing gun violence in our cities. we'll be right back. >>> so the american people are watching what we do here. obviously, their patience is already thinning. this is deja vu all over again. america wonders why it is that in this town, for some reason, you can't get stuff done in an organized timetable. >> when the president has to quote yogi berra, you know it's tough. that was president obama lamenting the state of affairs in wash
. thank you so much. much to discuss. i next speaker is chief of the library of congress preservation research and testing division. a world leading heritage preservation scientist. she has done groundbreaking work on some of our nation's most precious objects, among them the draft copy of the declaration of independence that we saw yesterday in the presentation and the u.s. flag that flew over fort mchenry. she will kill me for putting it this way, but prepare yourself for book history csi. [applause] >> it has been such an amazing privilege of the last two days to build the knowledge that has been brought together at the summit. it was discussed yesterday and seemed to be a continuing theme throughout that the resources of knowledge that leads to new christians, it can't be just information. it must be knowledge. in the preservation, in short of an interrupted exit either an original or reformulated form. very nicely ties in with the use of new technology and how we actually access that content. spectral imaging and other non invasive technologies we can access not visible informati
a few words about several members of our committee and thank them for their dedication to congress and to the science, space, technology committee. russian -- roscoe bartlett. i always enjoy telling him he is too old to be here. his questions give me more information and answers because he is a great number. i am both surprised and disappointed that he was defeated. i am proud and i prefer whoever will take his place. and then of course, judy of illinois. an outstanding member. i found her on the rise of everything. i will really miss her. todd achan, he had a strong showing for the senate and had some rocks. handicaps' along the way. he is a good man. he served well for us. people kept writing telling me to put him off of the committee. i said time and time again, i can put anybody of the committee, i would put him on. we do not have the right to cut anybody. he is still here. sandy adams of florida still young enough to continue her fight for nasa and for the kennedy space center. she did a good job on that. then quayle, i knew his father so well. i spent seven are it is a in rus
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oklahoma, thank you very much for being here. >> ezra, good to be with you. god bless you. >>> there is one way we can start to fix our dysfunctional congress, and guess what, they are actually thinking about doing it. which, of course, means now other congressmen are thinking about how to stop them from doing it. that is next. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. >>> a big programming note to mark down. president obama will speak to nbc's david gregory on "meet the press" this sunday. it is obviously a critical moment for the economy, so you are going to want to tune in. "meet the press" is sunday morning. we be right
. thanks for being here this weekend. >> happy new year, t.j. >>> so what's congress doing to save the nation's milk money? have you been paying attention to this? a potential crisis down on the farm. you're watching "weekends with alex witt." >>> the state of maine now marrying same-sex couples. steven bridges, michael snell were the first in line at portland city hall. the couple says they didn't expect to see the media or cheering crowds outside. voters approved marriage equality this november. want to turn now to our three big money headlines. we're talking milk money, something else on the rise. and a sales surge. we'll talk retail and economy with an analyst, heatha heathah proboker. we are counting down to something else that's very important, milk and our milk money. a gal of milk is going to cost how much more? >> $8. that's the take away. right now we pay 3.50 a gallon. it's part of this farm bill that's about to go through having to do with the fiscal cliff. the president right now is in talks as we speak to talk about how we can kind of move this through. and there's th
picking his timing carefully and very poignantly. he want to put extra pressure on congress, and he's making an appearance tomorrow on nbc's "meet the press." >> lisa desjardins in washington, thanks. we'll be watching right along with you. >>> in india, the young woman gang raped on a new delhi bus is dead. doctors say she died peacefully at the singapore hospital where she was being treated. authorities plan to add murder charges against the six suspects arrested in the rape. we have more from new delhi. malika, what's the latest situation in delhi? when will these suspect be charged? >> reporter: they should be charged next week. that's the announcement police official made here in new delhi today. they will add the murder charges, and they expect to do that as early as next week. the public here is waiting to see whether the government and police officials actually go ahead with that because the demand here is to see some action taken very, very quickly. otherwise, i have to report there's been -- it's been a peefl day in new delhi. security has been high throughout the capital
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